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Take A Look At: Halios Seaforth

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I am no horology expert, as a matter of fact, I am learning as I write. On social media, I would call these “reviews” but the truth is, this “Take A Look At” series is just to shine a light on watches that people may have overlooked. For me, microbrands are something that I have neglected for a long time. …

This or That: Daytona or El Primero Chronomaster

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An age-old question, “should I buy the Daytona or El Primero?”, “Which one is better?” Some say “Are you kidding me? Daytona all the way! Who cares about a Zenith watch?” Some may say “El Primero, because Rolex is all hype, and if you understand the history behind both watches, El Primero will be the better choice here.” Today we …

This or That: Seamaster or Submariner?

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The first article of this new “This or That” series. I believe it will never go wrong by starting something with Rolex and Omega. I believe a lot of people, especially in recent times, before deciding which diver watch to purchase, it usually narrows down to these two, Seamaster or Submariner. The Seamaster and Submariner both contain what each other …

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And then, there is Blancpain – Brand’s Origin

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Among all watchmaking legends, Blancpain is the pioneer, the Gaia of Swiss watchmaking or even the whole industry. Yet, its origin is still unlearnt by most. Started in 1735, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain registered himself as a watchmaker in the Villeret village. What started out as a humble business has turned into the largest watch manufacturer within the village, and soon enough, …

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Take A Look At: Patek Philippe Calatrava Ladies’ Pilot Travel Time 7234R

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The first time talking about ladies’ watch and this will not be the last! I came across this watch the other day and was INSTANTLY HOOKED. Let’s take a look at its ‘I.D card’ first. Watch I.D. Model:┬áCalatrava Pilot Travel Time LadiesReferences: 7234ADiameter: 37.5 mmCalibre: 324 S C FUS (in-house)Power Reserve: 45 hoursWinding: automaticRetail Price: ~ $44, 060 USD A …

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Take A Look At: Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

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I was really close to getting this watch. Matter of fact, it was down to choosing between my current Graham pulsometer or the Frederique Constant Worldtimer. Although I am absolutely in love with my watch now, sometimes I regret not choosing the Worldtimer when opportunity knocked. Watch I.D. Model: Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer ManufactureReferences: FC-718DGWM4HDiameter: 42 mmCalibre: FC-718 (in-house)Power Reserve: 42 …

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Take A Look At: Seiko Alpinist sarb017

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When it comes to iconic Seiko watches, a lot of people would think of the Seiko Astron, the first-ever quartz watch. While there are no right answers, the ‘iconic Seiko’ in my mind would be the Seiko Alpinist sarb017. Not because it is cheap, I mean, to be honest, it is pretty cheap in terms of the value it brings …

Take A Look At: Rolex Paul Newman Daytona ref. 6263

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In lieu of the recent event that happened in an antique auction that happened in North Dakota a week ago, let’s talk about the Paul Newman Daytona. Watch I.D. Model: ‘Paul Newman’ DaytonaReferences: 6263Diameter: 37.5 mmCalibre: Valjoux 727Power Reserve: 48 hoursWinding: manualRetail Price: (Estimated) $500,000 – $700,000. A Gentleman’s Take To be honest, I’d be pretty shocked as well if something …

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Take A Look At: Cartier Crash Skeleton

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Never reviewed a Cartier watch before and this first review isn’t the Tank solo nor the Ballon Bleu De Cartier, it is the Cartier Crash Skeleton. A watch with both an interesting design and story behind it. Watch I.D Model: Cartier Crash SkeletonReferences: WHCH0006Diameter: 28.15 mm x 45.32 mmCalibre: 9618 MCPower Reserve: 72 hoursWinding: manualRetail Price: ~$69550 USD (limited 67 pieces) …